Mental Health

EMDR therapy

Many people who suffer from anxiety disorders, panic attacks and other symptoms are finding relief through a new form of short term therapy. EMDR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, is a relatively new form of therapy which has enabled patients to finally recover from past trauma, phobias and more. It has even proven effective […]

Schizophrenia treatment

Schizophrenia is a very serious and severe brain disorder. Schizophrenia can cause a person to withdraw, become paranoid, and delusional. There is no cure for this disorder however there are a variety of treatments that can help a person cope and live with the condition. If you are concerned that you may have schizophrenia, you […]

Natural anxiety and depression treatment

Depression has become an epidemic in today’s modern world. Obviously, the fast pace of modern life and the financial pressures of recent years are taking their toll but much of our lack of resilience is due to poor diet. Our reliance on processed and refined foods has resulted in many health issues, some of which […]

Depression medications

There are several options when treating depression with medication. Many antidepressants are on the market and can be prescribed by physicians for the treatment of depression. All of the drugs are designed to relieve depression by increasing the amount of certain chemicals which are called neurotransmitters. Most of these drugs are designed to increase serotonin. […]

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a disorder in which a person has an extreme and irrational fear of social situations. People suffering from this anxiety disorder become self-consciousness and extremely nervous with the fear of being criticized, watched, or judged by others. The main fear of people suffering from this social […]

Schizophrenia symptoms

Schizophrenia is a very severe brain disease. It is a chronic condition that causes disabling mental, physical and emotional side effects. Both men and woman can get schizophrenia and it affects nearly 2 million Americans a year. Males who have the disease usually present with symptoms earlier than females. Children can be diagnosed with the […]

Bipolar disorder symptoms

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that affects many children and adults today. It was known in the past as manic-depression and is still called that by a lot of lay people. This disease is well known for the change in moods. People with this illness cycle from one extreme type of mood to the […]

Depression symptoms

Depression is one of the most common emotional and psychological disorders that is experienced today. There are over 17 million American that suffer depression each year. Just about everyone is affected by depression in some fashion, either through personal experience or through close encounters with a friend or a loved one with this. Unfortunately, depression […]

Cymbalta

Cymbalta is the brand name for the drug Duloxetine. It is an antidepressant drug that is in a group referred to as SNRI’s. These are selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. These types of drugs are used to affect the chemicals found in the brain that may cause depression due to being unbalanced. Cymbalta is […]

ADHD treatment

Although medical research has helped us learn a great deal more about the human body than ever before, doctors are still struggling to understand the human mind and its tendencies. Although doctors understand what symptoms can be used to diagnose psychological conditions, what is still not understood is where these conditions might originate. One of […]

Anxiety attack symptoms

Anxiety is a nasty illness. It can cause problems with your digestive system, your mental and emotional status and with your relationships. It can also cause terrifying episodes that involve an involuntary loss of bodily control and heart palpitations. These attacks are called anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks are one of the most confusing and frightening […]

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can also be referred to as manic depression. This disorder is a psychiatric illness that affects the mood and causes major lifestyle and health disruptions. Although it is normal for people to experience mood swings, occasionally high and low feelings, people with bipolar disorder experience mood swings that are extreme and exaggerated. Having […]

Anxiety medications

We’ve all dealt with anxiety at some point in our lives. For some of us, we deal with it on a daily basis, while for others it comes to haunt us at the worst times. Although anxiety is really just the price we pay for investing our emotions into our daily pursuits, there are some […]

Dyslexia symptoms

Dyslexia is considered a learning disability. It causes a person to have difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Occasionally a person affected with Dyslexia can suffer from speech problems as well. Dyslexia is commonly found in children who have trouble learning how to read and write appropriately. The condition may go undiagnosed for the first couple […]

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often referred to as (OCD). It is an illness that causes certain people to have unwanted obsessions and compulsions. This means a person feels the need to obsessively think about things or perform different behaviors or rituals over and over even when they do not want to do them. These are different […]

Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism with specific symptoms that place it in its category. Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome consist of impaired social interaction, repetitive patterns of behavior or movements, and not showing any delays in language development or cognitive development. Children with autism usually share several of the same symptoms, but the one […]

Schizophrenia

Many of us are used to dealing with physical illness, but dealing with mental illness is an entirely differing thing all together. Even though psychology has been around for decades, it is still a relatively new science and diagnostic criteria are still changing and improving. Mental illness, such as schizophrenia, is becoming more commonplace and […]

Depression treatment

Feeling sad or down is a natural part of life. If something bad happens such as a death, illness, divorce, financial burdens, etc, we feel the emotion of sadness. With time, most of these feelings will eventually pass as one’s life turns back around and they are able to feel other emotions again. True depression […]

Stress management

Most people in this world are dealt with a handful of stress. We are always trying to juggle several things on a daily basis, often not having enough time in our day to complete our never ending task list. Going to work or school, raising families, dealing with finances, keeping up with our houses, shopping […]